Communication of Changes
What are the main changes?
- Changes to the deferral policy
- Changes to the refund policy for fee-for-service students
- Introduction of administration fees extension requests based on defined criteria
A first extension request is complementary for 3 months provided:
- Competency has been achieved in 50% of your enrolled units (this does include units granted Credit Transfer).
If this has not occurred, then extensions are granted in 3 month blocks.
Where only work placement remains, no fee will be charged.
Where course work remains a $300 fee will be charged for a 3-month extension.
A student’s enrolment status will be changed to AWOL (Absent without leave) if one month after the initial course completion date has passed there has been no evidence of a request to extend, defer or withdraw. Should an AWOL student request to re-engage within 6 months of the course completion date expiring, then the extension policy may be applied. Should an AWOL student request to re-engage after 6 months of the course completion date expiring, a new application will be required.
When do these changes come into effect?
15th of April 2020
Can extension and deferral fees be paid using VET Student Loans?
Unfortunately, no. Students are responsible for paying the fee and they cannot be made in instalments.